University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh City

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University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh City
Đại học Y Dược Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh
Former name

Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie de Hanoi, Section de Saigon

Saigon University of Medicine and Pharmacy

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Type Public
Established 1947
Rector Trần Diệp Tuấn, M.D., Ph.D. [1]
Location Ho Chi Minh City , Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam
Website yds.edu.vn upm.edu.vn

University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh City is a not-for-profit, public medical school. It is located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is the largest and highly competitive medical school in the southern part of Vietnam . The university’s areas of focus are health education, basic research, and clinical research. It offers undergraduate (Bachelor of Science), professional (Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Dentistry) and research graduate degrees (Master and Doctorate).

Ho Chi Minh City Municipality in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its former name of Saigon, is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8.4 million as of 2017. Located in southeast Vietnam, the metropolis surrounds the Saigon River and covers about 2,061 square kilometres.

A medical school is a tertiary educational institution, or part of such an institution, that teaches medicine, and awards a professional degree for physicians and surgeons. Such medical degrees include the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Doctor of Medicine (MD), or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). Many medical schools offer additional degrees, such as a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Master's degree (M.Sc), a physician assistant program, or other post-secondary education.

Vietnam Country in Southeast Asia

Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula. With an estimated 94.6 million inhabitants as of 2016, it is the 15th most populous country in the world. Vietnam is bordered by China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, part of Thailand to the southwest, and the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia across the South China Sea to the east and southeast. Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976, while its most populous city is Ho Chi Minh City.

History

Saigon University of Medicine and Pharmacy was first established in 1947, after World War II, as a subsidiary of Ha Noi University of Medicine and Pharmacy (French: Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie de Hanoi, Section de Saigon). Until then, Ha Noi University of Medicine (French: Ecole de Médecine et de Pharmacie de Plein Exercise de l'Indochine) is the only medical school in Indochina .

It was located at 28 Testard Street, Saigon (now Vo Van Tan, Ho Chi Minh City). The first class began in 1947, with 12 students in total. The following year, the entering class increased to 32. Professors Huard and Daléas were the first two faculties appointed to the university. The training, which took place at school as well as hospitals in the Saigon area, followed the six-year standard medical program in France .

In 1961, Saigon University of Medicine and Pharmacy were divided into Saigon University of Medicine and Saigon University of Pharmacy. In 1962, Saigon University of Dentistry was established. The three universities operated independently. However, after the country reunification in 1976, the institution was reformed and refined when the three schools were merged to establish the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh City.

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References

  1. "Trường đại học Y dược TP.HCM có hiệu trưởng mới" [HCM City Medical University has new principal] (in Vietnamese). Tuổi Trẻ Online. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2016.